Laura Trapp - The Trapped Librarian

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By Laura Trapp - The Trapped Librarian
Make library catalog lessons fun for your elementary students! It’s easy to teach library catalog skills to your K-5 students with these scaffolded library lessons and activities. Help your students gain independence in using the library! Use this
Subjects:
Reading, Computer Science - Technology, Library Skills
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Lesson
$15.95
210
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By Laura Trapp - The Trapped Librarian
Sometimes all it takes is a good book series to get students hooked on reading! Help your students find a chapter book series they connect with and they won’t stop until they’ve read them all! These chapter book series lists and bookmarks will make
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Library Skills
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Bibliographies, Printables
$31.95
$25.56
33
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By Laura Trapp - The Trapped Librarian
This beginning animal research project is ideal for use in library skills classes in kindergarten and first grade or in the K or 1st grade classroom. Your students will practice basic research and note taking skills. This animal research report is
Subjects:
Library Skills, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Activities, Lesson
CCSS:
RI.K.1, RI.K.2, RI.K.7, RI.K.9, RI.K.10, RI.1.1, RI.1.2, RI.1.5, RI.1.6, RI.1.7, RI.1.9...
$4.75
100
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By Laura Trapp - The Trapped Librarian
Make your library the center of your school with a Book Tasting event! Expose students to new titles that just came in or help them look at books they may have overlooked in the past. These Book Tasting activities will engage your students -
Subjects:
Literature, Library Skills, Back to School
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables
$8.00
142
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By Laura Trapp - The Trapped Librarian
These book series lists at your fingertips will help your students find good books that will keep them reading! Print and digital versions will meet the needs of any school library or classroom. These lists of popular kids book series in order
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Library Skills
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Bibliographies, Printables
$22.95
161
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By Laura Trapp - The Trapped Librarian
Teach important media literacy concepts as your students learn about advertising techniques. 4th and 5th grade students will learn 5 basic advertising techniques as they analyze television commercials. Your students will have fun as they critically
Subjects:
Library Skills, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Internet Activities, Lesson
CCSS:
CCRA.SL.2
$8.00
63
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By Laura Trapp - The Trapped Librarian
Get your students hooked on a new chapter book series! These reading bookmarks have popular chapter book series lists in order to help your students find great books that will keep them reading! The other side contains a fun quote from the book,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Library Skills
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Bibliographies, Printables
$9.00
25
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By Laura Trapp - The Trapped Librarian
This low prep Chinese New Year Bulletin Board Kit is the perfect library bulletin board to teach your students about the Chinese Zodiac and an important Chinese cultural celebration. Just print out the bulletin board letters on bright cardstock and
Subjects:
Library Skills, Holidays/Seasonal, The New Year
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Cultural Activities
$5.50
39
Digital Download PDF (6.35 MB)
By Laura Trapp - The Trapped Librarian
Are you looking for a bulletin board for the beginning of the school year? This low-prep back to school library bulletin board will inspire your school community to get "Back to the Books." Print the letters and posters on colorful card stock for
Subjects:
Reading, Library Skills, Back to School
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$5.50
32
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By Laura Trapp - The Trapped Librarian
Are you a school librarian looking for relevant, meaningful professional development? This online school librarian PD series will help you become a more confident and effective school librarian. In each session we discuss concepts and get practical
Subjects:
Professional Development, Library Skills
Grades:
Staff
Types:
Professional Development
$72.00
$57.60
8
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By Laura Trapp - The Trapped Librarian
Make fall library lessons fun with this engaging fall library catalog unit! Your 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students will love practicing library catalog skills by searching for fall topics. Reinforce the concepts of subject, title, and keyword
Subjects:
Library Skills, Back to School, Autumn
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Lesson
$6.50
32
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By Laura Trapp - The Trapped Librarian
Teach and review library catalog skills throughout the year with these fun elementary library lessons! Give your students the confidence to independently search for and locate important resources and information in your school library. These fun
Subjects:
Library Skills, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Lesson
$69.45
$55.56
20
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By Laura Trapp - The Trapped Librarian
This library bulletin board is perfect for spreading the love of reading throughout your school community! This low prep WE LOVE TO READ bulletin board and activity kit will help students and teachers to share their love of books in a variety of
Subjects:
Literature, Library Skills, Valentine's Day
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Bulletin Board Ideas
$6.50
33
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By Laura Trapp - The Trapped Librarian
Help your students make Reading Resolutions for the New Year! This low prep library bulletin board kit is just what you need to help your students set reading goals. Get the buzz going about good books and fun reading habits after a long winter
Subjects:
Reading, Library Skills, The New Year
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$5.50
51
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By Laura Trapp - The Trapped Librarian
These year round elementary library lessons, interactive library bulletin boards, and library resources will help you breeze through the entire school year! Teach library catalog skills, research skills, reinforce ELA common core standards, and
Subjects:
Reading, Library Skills
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Internet Activities, Printables
$334.95
$246.00
2
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By Laura Trapp - The Trapped Librarian
Make your December library lessons active and engaging with this fun library catalog unit! Your 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students will love searching for December topics for their library catalog practice. Important library search types include
Subjects:
Other (Specialty), Library Skills, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Lesson
$6.00
16
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By Laura Trapp - The Trapped Librarian
These animal research projects will help your students develop their research, writing, and technology skills beginning in Kindergarten, progressing through 5th grade. These fun animal research reports will help your students progress in their
Subjects:
Library Skills, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Projects, Lesson, Internet Activities
$18.75
$15.00
35
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By Laura Trapp - The Trapped Librarian
There are so many benefits to having student library workers! This Library Jobs Kit contains everything you need to get set up and organized. Having library workers is a great way to connect with students AND get a little help in your library!
Subjects:
Other (Specialty), Library Skills
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Task Cards
$4.00
80
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By Laura Trapp - The Trapped Librarian
These December research activities will help you stay flexible and keep in the holiday spirit during this crazy time! Your students will find information about Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa, take notes, and use a free online tool to create a fun
Subjects:
Library Skills, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Informational Text
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Research, Activities, Lesson
CCSS:
RI.K.2, RI.K.5, RI.K.6, RI.K.10, RI.1.1, RI.1.2, RI.1.5, RI.2.1, RI.2.5, RI.2.6, RI.3.1...
$19.25 $15.40
$13.09
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By Laura Trapp - The Trapped Librarian
Too Much Glue! by Jason Lefebvre and Zac Retz is a crazy story about a creative kid who just can’t get enough glue! Your students will practice retelling the story with beginning, middle, & end and learn about onomatopoeia and the genre of
Subjects:
Literature, Library Skills
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Lesson
CCSS:
RL.K.2, RL.K.3, RL.K.6, RL.1.2, RL.1.3, RL.1.7, RL.2.3, RL.2.5, RL.2.7, RL.3.3, RL.3.7
$4.50
37
Digital Download PDF (5.89 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I recently retired from my full time career as an elementary school librarian. Now I work part time as the librarian at 3 small country schools in my county. Before I became a librarian, I was a first grade teacher for 9 years and taught grades 3, 4, & 5 before that, for a grand total of over 33 years of elementary teaching experience.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My goal: provide relevant, engaging, active learning experiences for students. Above all I hope to promote a love of reading and confidence in information seeking. And of course, I want to help you make your library the center of your school!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

▪️ National Board Certified Teacher in Early Childhood to Young Adulthood Library Media, 2011
▪️ Educator of the Year, Helena Public Schools, May 2019
▪️ Teachers Pay Teachers Spotlight Seller, May 2020

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

▪️ Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from Carroll College
▪️ Master's Degree in Education with an emphasis in Technology from Lesley University
▪️ Library Endorsement K-12 from the University of Montana, Western

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

When I'm not teaching or learning, I love spending time with my family outside.

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